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Grid Modernization: Utility 2.0 has arrived, but it brings opportunity and caution

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For years, utilities have struggled to define the more responsive operational systems and customer-centric performance models that would trumpet the arrival of Utility 2.0. Lacking a singular event marking the shift, it seems more likely a steady, incremental advance through technology deployments, analytics and a focus on customer engagement represents the path towards a continually evolving future state. As we have seen with the progress to date, further advances will require continuing coordination within utilities, their regulators and customers to ensure a sustainable path forward.

New Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum Uses Augmented Reality to Raise Awareness of Rainforest Conservation Issues

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Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure, is the latest permanent development at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The virtual reality adventure transforms nearly 11,000 square feet into a virtual rainforest, which can be explored using one’s smartphone device. The exhibition is made by ArtScience Museum, Google, Lenovo, and World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), in association with Panasonic and Qualcomm, working with the creative talents of MediaMonks and Singaporean artist, Brian Gothong Tan.

Bald Eagle That Survived Lead Poisoning Released at Consumers Energy’s Karn Generating Plant

Bird of Prey One of 500 Successfully Released from Plant Flight Pen
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ESSEXVILLE, Mich., February 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy employees at the company’s Karn Weadock generating complex Friday celebrated the successful release back to the wild of a juvenile bald eagle nursed back to health after it nearly died from lead poisoning.

Republic Services: Sustainable Facilities

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Republic’s commitment to sustainable practices extends throughout their operations and into their facilities. When Republic builds new facilities, they adhere to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. This includes using sustainable materials to facilitate energy and water conservation, as well as design principles to enhance employee and guest comfort. With these standards at the forefront of their facility projects, Republic is making their working spaces more environmentally responsible and welcoming to all.

As Seen on The Guardian: Weave a Supply Web as a Bridge to the Circular Economy

Such a web, made up of companies and organizations of all sizes, helps to keep items in use – and to create projects that benefit communities and the environment
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A more sustainable future means advancing a circular economy – one that keeps material in use and creates jobs along the way. The way to get there lies in the collaboration of organizations of all sizes, in what we’re calling supply webs.

Grow Clean Energy and Solve for Carbon Emissions: A Win-Win

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If the world, and the United States in particular, intends to do something to address climate change and reduce the carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change, then what should we do? And how should we do it? 

This blog is the first in a series that will focus on how we can bring about low-carbon and decarbonizing outcomes while leveraging the strengths of competitive markets. 

Daimler is Reducing the Burden on Cities

Daimler is a market leader in carsharing with its car2go brand. In this interview, Thomas Beermann, Managing Director of car2go Europe, explains the company’s future plans.
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car2go is making a tangible contribution to reducing traffic and esmiisons in city centres. But there are still issues with the availability of parking spaces.

Future-Proofing the Fleet: Plant Retrofits Progress NRG's Sustainable Energy Future

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NRG Energy’s large-scale wind generation as well as our utility-scale, commercial, community and residential solar generation are an integral component of the Company’s strategy to produce increasingly cleaner power. Another component critical to maintaining a reliable and affordable power grid is to couple renewables with electricity generated whenever needed by conventional technologies.

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